Buttermilk Onion Bread Recipe
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Buttermilk Onion Bread Recipe

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This oniony bread is perfect for hearty sandwiches or serve it warm with a hot dinner. “This bread smells wonderful while baking,” says Joan Powers of East Wenatchee, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm buttermilk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 99 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Buttermilk Onion Bread in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p65

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"DH tasted this and said, "this reminds me of Thanksgiving stuffing." I have to agree. It's a soft bread and it has a nice onion/herb flavor. I highly recommend this recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"wonderful taste -smells so good also!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"This bread is delicious! It also smells sooo good while baking. A definite keeper!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"A nice dense hearty bread. Very tasty!"

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